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15 Mile Irrigated Agricultural Development project

Project overview*

StatusApproved with conditions
Description Irrigated agricultural development project – with an initial development of 50 ha for table grapes, 75 ha for citrus crops and 25 ha for avocados.
Proponent Flinders Shire Council
Location/s Old Richmond Road Hughenden approximately 12 km north north-west of Hughenden Map
Local government/s Flinders Shire Council
Investment $47 million
Key features
  • 305.7 ha of developable land for high value horticultural crops
  • 156.6 ha of developable land for farming infrastructure
  • 450.2 ha of land for environmental protection purposes
  • Production bores, dams, pumps and irrigation networks
  • Co‐use cooling, packaging and logistics facility (co-use facility)
  • Staff amenities and caretaker accommodation
  • Irrigation dams
  • Machinery and chemical storage sheds.
Expected completion 2020
  • 5 FTE (construction)
  • 77 FTE (initial development)
  • 165 FTE (full production)

IAR process

23 July 2019 Coordinator-General’s report on the IAR (PDF icon21 MB), released.
17 July 2019
4 July 2019 The proponent lodged a draft IAR.
24 August 2018 Gazettal (PDF icon 250 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.
14 August 2018 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 5 MB), submitted.

Media releases

Major Irrigated Agricultural Development Project a big boost for North West (24 August 2018)

Further information

Read more about the IAR process.

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Last updated: 16 Mar 2023